Doctoral Students' Experience at University of Leicester

John Goodwin, Henrietta O'Connor, Réka Plugor


In recent years there has been a growth in the number of taught doctoral programmes, however there has been limited systematic research on the extent to which student experiences differ between taught and traditional modes. This project aimed to contribute to this area by exploring different experiences of learning on the variety of doctoral qualifications offered by the University of Leicester: research only, part-taught and fully taught. Each type of doctoral degree varies in terms of structure, level and amount of contact, the extent of formal teaching interventions and assessment.

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